What’s Happening Around the Seattle Kraken Winter Classic?


***UPDATED 12/08/23 @ 3:07pm*** The big ODR game on New Year’s Day is only 23 days away! Here are 22 hockey-related happenings in Seattle and on TV around the 41st outdoor game in National Hockey League history. All times are Pacific Standard.

Wednesday, December 13th

3:30pm | The Road to the Winter Classic Presented by Enterprise @ TNT-TV and HBO Max 📺
The “Road To The NHL Winter Classic” reality television series was first introduced in 2010 leading up to the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The behind-the-scenes series has been a staple for hockey fans, offering engaging storylines and unrestricted access to the teams set to face off outdoors. Episode one.

6-7pm | TBA Player Signing @ Bellevue Seattle Kraken Team Store 🖋️
Fans have a chance to meet, and get a signature from, one of our players at the team store inside Bellevue Square Mall. One (1) item signed per person.

Friday, December 15th

3-4pm | Skate with Buoy @ Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place ⛸️
The second Buoy skate in December will be coming to Everett! Pacific Ice at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place is a scenic experience to test skills against your favorite mascot.

Saturday, December 16th

12-7pm | Pepsi Long Shot Contest @ Seattle Center’s Fischer Pavilion Rooftop 💲
Get a feel for outdoor hockey as the NHL Winter Classic approaches and take your shot to win $100,000 with the Seattle Kraken Long Shot Contest presented by Pepsi. Everyone can take their shot but only participants 18 and older are eligible to win the grand and secondary prizes.

Sunday, December 17th

12-7pm | Pepsi Long Shot Contest @ Seattle Center’s Fischer Pavilion Rooftop 💲
Get a feel for outdoor hockey as the NHL Winter Classic approaches and take your shot to win $100,000 with the Seattle Kraken Long Shot Contest presented by Pepsi. Everyone can take their shot but only participants 18 and older are eligible to win the grand and secondary prizes.

Monday, December 18th

TBA & Closed to the Public | Discover NHL Winter Classic Rink Build @ T-Mobile Park 👷🏼
After the installation of field protection – 243 ice pans and a ring of dasher boards to enclose the rink – workers will create a nearly two-inch thick ice surface at the ballpark. Fans will be able to follow the entire rink-build process through interactive features and extensive coverage on NHL Social, NHL.com and NHL Network.

4:30-5:15pm | Skate with Buoy @ Oly on Ice ⛸️
Olympia is the final stop for our Outdoor Rink Series. Buoy will be at Oly on Ice on this day to meet some old and new fans while on the ice. Make sure to come by for one last shot at skating with Buoy!

Wednesday, December 20th

3:30pm | The Road to the Winter Classic Presented by Enterprise @ TNT-TV and HBO Max 📺
Episode two. The “Road To The NHL Winter Classic” reality television series was first introduced in 2010 leading up to the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The behind-the-scenes series has been a staple for hockey fans, offering engaging storylines and unrestricted access to the teams set to face off outdoors.

Wednesday, December 27th

3:30pm | The Road to the Winter Classic Presented by Enterprise @ TNT-TV and HBO Max 📺
Episode three. The “Road To The NHL Winter Classic” reality television series was first introduced in 2010 leading up to the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The behind-the-scenes series has been a staple for hockey fans, offering engaging storylines and unrestricted access to the teams set to face off outdoors.

Thursday, December 28th

5:30-7:30pm | Pacific Northwest Veterans Classic 2024 @ Kraken Community Iceplex 🎖️
Join Pacific Northwest Veterans Hockey as they host the Vegas Veterans Hockey Foundation for a game at KCI paying tribute to Veterans through the sport they love.

Friday, December 29th

7-9:30pm | Seattle Kraken VS Philadelphia Flyers @ Climate Pledge Arena 🏒
This will be Seattle’s last tune-up before the Winter Classic, and face a Philly team ranked in the middle of the Eastern Conference. The Kraken are 2-2 all time against the Flyers- winning both matchups last season.

Saturday, December 30th

10am-12pm | 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic Legacy Event @ Verlo Playfield, Tacoma 🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑🏽
A ceremonial groundbreaking and community celebration with the NHL, Seattle Kraken, One Roof Foundation and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health partnering together to refurbish an outdoor play space in conjunction with Metro Parks Tacoma.

7pm-2am | Winter Hockey Hall @ Queen Anne Beer Hall 🎉
Home to the biggest sports watch parties in the PNW, The Hall welcomes all Seattle hockey fans and those traveling to the Emerald City for the big game at Mariners Park! Wear your best jersey for free raffles, music and fun all night. Emerald City Hockey Deep Dive live podcast and more. Auction proceeds will help Seattle Youth Hockey Assist and other local hockey organizations. Free admission at the door.

7pm-12am | Cheers! to the Winter Classic @ Emerald City Trapeze Arts 🎉
Hang out with hockey greats, past and present like Wayne Gretzky, Paul Bissonnette, and Eddie Olczyk while enjoying trapeze artists, acrobatics shows, silks performers, magicians, jugglers, comedians, and more. Enjoy non-stop eats by Blue Ribbon Catering, unlimited beverages from our sponsors, all while supporting The NHL Alumni Association. Tickets are $499 + fees through Eventbrite.

Sunday, December 31st

TBA- Closed to the Public | Team Practices @ T-Mobile Park 🏒
The Golden Knights and Kraken will take to the ice for the first time at T-Mobile Park for team practices on Sunday, Dec. 31. NHL Social, NHL Network and NHL.com will provide full coverage of the team skates.

Approx. 4-8pm | Enterprise NHL Fan Village @ Lumen Field’s North Parking Lot 🎡
A free fan festival open to the public. The NHL and its corporate partners will treat hockey fans to many fun interactions and experiences, including family-friendly hockey interactives, giveaways, food, and a special appearance by the oldest and most revered trophy in sports – the Stanley Cup. Returning for a second season, the United by Hockey exhibit is a unique interactive experience that celebrates the game’s trailblazers, changemakers and business leaders spanning across multiple underrepresented and multicultural demographics. Additional Enterprise NHL Fan Village details to be announced. Start time depending on Seahawks game ending time.

Monday, January 1st

9-11:30am | Enterprise NHL Fan Village @ Lumen Field’s North Parking Lot 🎡
A free fan festival open to the public. The NHL and its corporate partners will treat hockey fans to many fun interactions and experiences, including family-friendly hockey interactives, giveaways, food, and a special appearance by the oldest and most revered trophy in sports – the Stanley Cup. Returning for a second season, the United by Hockey exhibit is a unique interactive experience that celebrates the game’s trailblazers, changemakers and business leaders spanning across multiple underrepresented and multicultural demographics. Additional Enterprise NHL Fan Village details to be announced.

9:30am-12pm | A Classic Pre-Game Party @ The Boxyard Sodo
Previously known as Pyramid Alehouse, The Boxyard is the newest pre-game, during game, and post-game destination in Sodo…right across the street from T-Mobile Park! Enjoy a great menu at Hatback Bar & Grill, Metier brews at Steelhead Alley, and a large video board in Victory Hall to watch all the games on New Year’s Day! More details including a parking lot party to be announced.

10:30am | The Road to the Winter Classic Presented by Enterprise @ TNT-TV and HBO Max 📺
Fourth and final episode. The “Road To The NHL Winter Classic” reality television series was first introduced in 2010 leading up to the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The behind-the-scenes series has been a staple for hockey fans, offering engaging storylines and unrestricted access to the teams set to face off outdoors.

12pm | The 2024 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic @ T-Mobile Park 🏒🏟️
The Seattle Kraken host the defending Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Park- home of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. This will be the 12th MLB stadium to host an NHL outdoor game, and only the 5th location on the West Coast of North America. Vegas travels to the PNW on top of the Western Conference standings, and an 8-1 overall record against Seattle. Tickets start at $128 on TickPick.

12pm | Winter Classic Watch Parties @ Various Locations on TNT-TV 📺
Don’t have a ticket to the ODR? No problem! These great Seattle hockey bars have you covered:
Queen Anne Beer Hall
Hatback Bar & Grill in Sodo
The Angry Beaver Bar in Greenwood
Moonshine BBQ in Lynnwood
Mossy Bay Hall in Kirkland
Cairde Public House in Lower Queen Anne
32 Bar & Grill in Northgate

3-7pm | Enterprise NHL Fan Village @ Lumen Field’s North Parking Lot 🎡
A free fan festival open to the public. The NHL and its corporate partners will treat hockey fans to many fun interactions and experiences, including family-friendly hockey interactives, giveaways, food, and a special appearance by the oldest and most revered trophy in sports – the Stanley Cup. Returning for a second season, the United by Hockey exhibit is a unique interactive experience that celebrates the game’s trailblazers, changemakers and business leaders spanning across multiple underrepresented and multicultural demographics. Additional Enterprise NHL Fan Village details to be announced.

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